Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Indonesian maid jailed for false rape claim

Singapore - A Singapore court on Monday sentenced an Indonesian maid who falsely accused her male employer of raping her to four months in jail, a media report said.

The maid, only identified as Jumiati, 24, told the court that she had become intimate with her employer just weeks after she started to work with him.

Although he treated her well, she made a false rape report to the police in May last year after her employer failed to pay her salary promptly, the online edition of Straits Times newspaper reported.

But Jumiati later admitted that the accusation was false, the report said.